Stopping a DataStax Enterprise node
To speed up the restart process, run nodetool drain before stopping the dse service. This step writes the current memtables to disk. When you restart the node, the commit log is not read which speeds the restart process. If you have durable writes set to false, which is unlikely, there is no commit log and you must drain the node to prevent losing data.
sudo service dse stop
Running nodetool drain before using the
cassandra-stop command to stop a stand-alone process is not necessary because the
cassandra-stop command drains the node before stopping it.
From the installation location:
If required, use
In the unlikely event that the
cassandra-stop command fails because it cannot find the process DataStax Enterprise Java process ID (PID), the output instructs you to find the DataStax Enterprise Java process ID (PID) manually, and stop the process using its PID number.
ps auwx | grep dse
Use the PID, in the second column of the output, to stop the database.
bin/dse cassandra-stop -p PID